MOTORS NEWS: Mitsubishi concept cars revealed in Tokyo

New Mitsubishi concept cars
New Mitsubishi concept cars
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Mitsubishi will unveil a number of concept cars later this month, giving an exciting look into the company’s future.

The manufacturer is targeting the green market at the Tokyo Motor Show, showing off three practical family vehicles, all of which use hybrid technology.

The first of the three concepts is the Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV, which is its next generation full-size sports utility vehicle (SUV).

Mitsubishi claims the GC-PHEV will offer the “dynamic drivability” of an SUV while also boasting class leading emissions and fuel efficiency.

It will be powered by a 3-litre, supercharged V6 engine which is works alongside a high output motor and high capacity battery.

The four-wheel drive off-roader will use an eight-speed automatic gearbox, with Mitsubishi describing its performance as “truly worthy of an all-round SUV”.

Mitsubishi will also be showing off its Concept XR-PHEV, a smaller model designed to offer the practicality of an SUV while having the sleek shape of a sports coupe.

Concept XR-PHEV is being billed as a “next generation compact SUV” and will use a 1.1-litre turbocharged engine which works alongside a battery and electric motor.

Unlike its bigger brother the GC, the XR will be front-wheel drive only.

The final model being unveiled is the new multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) prototype, the Concept AR. The AR will use the same engine as the XR and have SUV handling and MPV practicality.

All three concept cars will make their global debut at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show, which kicks off on November 20.